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The Edge
1985
Adventure: Graphic
£9.95
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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John Gilbert
Chris Bourne

Magic has faded in the Land of Fairlight! The great kings lie in barrows under burnt fields and, as the cloud crowded night moves over the valleys, the people look forward to doom. Fairlight has returned, specially enhanced for the 128K machine.

No game has yet bettered the fabulous 3D graphics of the original Fairlight - also one of the few arcade adventures which treats every part of a room as separate: move tables, chair, pots and barrels, the only limit being your strength.

There are few differences between the 48K and 128K versions of Fairlight. The new version contains more locations, more monsters and a superb continuous music track.

Fairlight isn't just about fighting, feeding or picking up objects. Although you can use your sword to get out of most situations it is always better to use brains - and not so testing on your life energy level. For instance, you can battle the guard on the ramparts, kill him and move through the door he was protecting. Alternatively, you can entice him into the courtyard, dodge around him and make for the door - simple and not one life point lost.

Fairlight 128 is a fabulous game, full of mist and magic. It stands a helmet and full set of chainmail above other 3D strategy games and is likely to remain so for a long time to come.

Label: The Edge
Author: Bo Janeborg
Price: £9.95
Memory: 128K
Reviewer: John Gilbert

*****

Fairlight always was a Classic game. Now its even better with full soundtrack and more locations.

5/5